Pen-y-gaer Hillfort

Looking towards Pen-y-gaer Hillfort with Penrhyn Quarry in the background


10 June 2012

Cilfodan, Bethesda

SH 62823 67273; 53.18479°N, 4.05435°W


Pen-y-gaer hillfort sits above Bethesda, just to the southwest of Moel Faban. The relatively recent dry-stone walls of the sheep folds at the top surmount the ramparts of this Iron Age defensive enclosure.

Pen-y-gaer Hillfort (Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales)

Pen-y-gaer Hillfort

Pen-y-gaer Hillfort


9 thoughts on “Pen-y-gaer Hillfort

  1. I do like the top shot very much, with the skittering citadels of Bethesda in the background. I suppose the dry stone walls wouldn’t be far off from showing how the fort would have been in the day??

  2. After all these centuries and millenia, how does Wales have so much open land? I do love the first photo, iron age defense juxtaposed against a modern defense. How different they are! And yet, they are working together.

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